I just wanna share with you my very short experience with SGS3:
- internet freezes in the middle of loading one page and exits (good thing that when you open it, it remembers the page you were trying to access)
- there are almost no games for it (???): accessing Gameloft mobile page will let you know that you have 6 available games (to compare with SGS2, 94 available titles)
- Notification bar, beyond its greatness, has a small annoying "bug": when you scroll it down (it has more than 5 items available) it will NOT take you to the first item (which is WIFI) and , until you get used to it, you will many times hit Bluetooth or other tabs)
- the Stay awake function is almost useless , unless you are in good lighting conditions and you look perpendicular on the screen, not from the sides (so believe me, you will have to use the fingers a lot to keep it awake)
- you dont notice any speed advantage over the SGS2 with regular use (I am sure there is one)
- one very very annoying thing: the Automatic brightness ticks itself from time to time, and you just realize the screen is not lit enough (then you need to check the Brightness settings)
- the phone can hardly be handled with one hand only and the Home button is almost impossible to press if you hold the phone in one hand
- S-voice is as useless as Siri
Dont get me wrong, I love the phone, and will get it back (this time paid too much for it and had to recover some of the money for other purpose), but it needs to be tweaked by Samsung with some firmware update.
Enjoy your new phone if you have it! :)
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Sam, 04 Jun 2012There a video on drop test in android authority on Samsung galaxy s3 and I phone 4s it's look... moreS3 has several potential breakage failure points over the S2:
1) It's heavier - now nearly as heavy as the 4S
2) much larger screen - more surface area vs thickness means higher risk of torsion (bending) breakage.
3) Gorilla Glass 2 is 30% thinner - same strength as GG1 but makes the surface area to thickness ratio (point (2)above) worse.
4) Glass on SGS2 is fully protected by plastic rim/frame. On S3 glass sits higher than the rim/frame
5) Glass on S3 is glued/attached to the display. Any glass breakage will almost always break the display. Regardless fixing glass breakage means you have to replace both.
Dropped my S2 a few of times with virtually no damage. All 3 times it happened to be out of it's case. Based on the videos had it been an S3 it would be broken.
I like the S3 but have had my reservations about upgrading - now even more so. I think I'll wait for the SGS4. Hopefully Samsung learns from this; and also lifts the bar from S3 to S4 as much as it did from S1 to S2
There a video on drop test in android authority on Samsung galaxy s3 and I phone 4s it's look like the s3 build is not strong as s2 after 2nd drop it seem it stop working and the glass crack
AnonD-55879, 30 May 2012You can download an app for that.With the app you can set LED notification for specific actions.LED apps don't seem to work with S3..
I tried a few (4), none seems to interact with it.
But at least, it's written in the parameters menu that the LED is for events like messages / calls etc..
All i can say is that i didn't get any text msg this weekend to verify this but i saw it blinking while the phone was ringing for a call.
COOL Samsung!., 02 Jun 2012http://www.youmobile.org/blogs/entry/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-has-Same-8MP-Camera-Sensor-as-Apple-... moreWell - very, very interesting.
I think that should make fans from BOTH camps think twice before trolling...
Now it's even harder cry "mine is the better device" or "the other is the copycat"
Apple fans - Samsung makes most of your parts anyway.
Samsung fans - S3 not as cutting edge as we'd like to believe.
Both fans - both are good devices. Both are different devices. Get over it
Anonymous, 28 May 2012The tests already showed that the wolfson did outperform. No, it did not. Look at the One S audio tests an the GS3 tests. The One S outperforms it in every way except frequency response.
Jackskellington6sic6, 02 Jun 2012Exactly. They are very good at deceiving.
And that is what works best here.
Not that other ... moreDeceive is harsh word for it, but true in a sense. Its more like only telling you what they want you to hear/know.
It's all Marketing - and like you said everyone does the same. It's how they sell their products.
Apple happen to be exceptionally good at it.
And they're good at making things simple - hence more appealing to many. Like Facetime - all it is is video calling over wifi, basically Skype. Yes, its been around for ages, but Apple made it really simple, so it was easy to sell.
Simple = Success = Easy Marketing
Although the Galaxy s3 is on the ugly side and plastic construction is a turn off, it still has everything I expect from a 2012 advance Android smartphone. Will I get it?... I just put in my order last night. I currently use the HTC One X but the lack of expandable memory is a problem for me. HTC failed to give me a "do it all, without worrying" device by limiting my storage to 16GB (Correction, its even less than that). Anyhow's as much as I love HTC I got to give the thrown to Samsung for giving me everything I need in one future proof device.
hey just wondering guys who have received their phone, would you rather the 16gb then expand it to more or, get the 32gb standard?? speed transfer wise thanks
Got mine yesterday in white (couldn't wait for blue as originally pre-ordered)and it's nice that for once something actually does live up to the hype.
Biblically fast as a web browser,superb display that is impossible to tell if it's pentile or RGB unless you have microscopes for eyeballs and everything that is supposed to work does work.
My only complaint is that the back button is too sensitive and gets pressed all too easily by accident when using it in landscape format.There doesn't seem to be a setting to alter this in ICS,so maybe an external app somewhere that will let you adjust it?
rcl4444, 01 Jun 2012They wouldn't have to do a lot really. Apple do what's easily marketable - they'll provide a ... moreExactly. They are very good at deceiving.
And that is what works best here.
Not that other people offer truths and superiority.
Just that Apple can deceive you better.
Congrats man. Got mine today. Yes quite an amazing device. Very beautiful.
jackskellindton , 31 May 2012It would be a first. Lol. And the most shocking one too. The iPhone would have to release with... moreThey wouldn't have to do a lot really. Apple do what's easily marketable - they'll provide a phone with a better 'image'.
Perception IS Reality and Apple is very good at creating a perception that their devices do it simpler, better, and look good. They make things easy for the masses and make it look slick while it's doing it.
"Wow, that phone looks nice. It looks slim. Looks like its made of quality materials. Got an even better, sharper Retina display. Looks faster. Looks like it's easier to do things. Its got a better CPU/GPU. That Siri looks (and sounds) so clever!"
The facts don't matter - it's what I (people) believe that does. If Apple say the above, and they've sold 50 million, then it must be true! :-|
The i5 will have larger higher res screen, be slimmer, have latest cpu (faster), improved camera and iOS6 at the very least. And called the best iPhone ever. This alone will gaurantee it outsells 4S.